One morning during our summer numeracy camp, we had a special visitor from the board who led the Mathletes in an exploration of lego robotics. These are my three main take-aways from observing this experience:
- Let the students explore on their own first and provide guidance (if necessary) only after they have tinkered with the technology.
- The room will be chaotic, and you must learn to be okay with this 🙂
- Everybody- young and old- was engaged while learning with lego!
Check out my previous post on the ‘hour of code’ and lego robotics initiatives that were implemented at my practicum placement school during my first year of teacher’s college. This exposure to technology and coding offers students the chance to explore and develop a specialized set of skills that will be useful to them as they seek employment in the digital age- in addition, it is LOTS of fun!